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CelebStoner Premiere: Lowdown Brass Band's 'We Just Want to Be'

Chicago's Lowdown Brass Band (LDB) are exclusively premiering "We Just Want To Be (The Graduate ReMix)" at CelebStoner and Daily Motion. The song is a collaboration between LDB and Chicago-based producer Nic the Graduate. Released on Chicago reggae/ska label Happy As A Lark Records, “We Just Want to Be," with its dub effects, echoes classic reggae producers like Lee "Scratch" Perry, while blazing paths forward to the modern-day sounds of hip-hop. LDB's Billa Camp mixes it up with Chicago's MC Illuminati Congo.

"We Just Want to Be" is sure to elevate your current state of being, so spark up the chalice and enjoy the ride.

From left: Shane Jonas, MC Illuminati Congo and Billa Camp

Chorus 1

We just want to be high and live our way

You can’t tell me what to do or what to say

Illuminati Congo Verse 1

All I desire

Is taking it higher

If you deny it

We burning the fire

Sparking majorly

Feels great to be

Living creatively

Chorus 2

If ever a man tries to take your high away

It’s only because that man has been lead astray

Illuminati Congo Verse 2

The fire is blazing

Grades are various

Irie vibration

That will carry us

Lowdown Brass Band consists of:

John Barbush - drums
Raphael Crawford - trombone
Steve Duncan - trombone
Anthony "Billa Camp" Evora - MC
Sam Johnson - trumpet
Shane Jonas - trumpet
David Levine - baritone saxophone
Lance Loiselle - sousaphone
Chris Neal - tenor saxophone
Andrew Zelm - trombone

For more about LBD, check out their website here.


Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.